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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Diabetes Technology
University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia
 
 
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Date Posted 10/24/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT) invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate for their research team, focusing on psychological and behavioral aspects of highly complex diabetes technology. CDT is a recognized world leader in the technological treatment of diabetes and the hub of an international research network of leading U.S. institutions. We advance the use of technology to allow improved therapies and quality of life for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

The CDT is directed by Boris Kovatchev, PhD, a world renowned researcher in the field of Diabetes, algorithm development and data science. Dr. Kovatchev is a regular lecturer at Universities and Conferences throughout the US and Europe.  He is actively involved with Center projects and with the direction and education of all post-doctoral candidates. With substantial NIH funding, the Center led and successfully completed the three largest randomized Artificial Pancreas(AP) clinical trials in the World to date , including a pivotal trial aiming for regulatory clearance of a new AP System (that included the algorithm program developed at the Center), published on October 16, 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine .

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work with Dr. Marc Breton, Associate Director of Research, under the direct supervision of Dr. Linda Gonder-Frederick who has worked in behavioral diabetes research for several decades over a broad range of topics including the impact of hypoglycemia on people living with diabetes and their families, development of patient-reported outcome measures, and user experience with diabetes technology.  Successful candidates will also work under the training and supervision of a team of accomplished faculty members and physicians. The research environment at the CDT is highly interdisciplinary and offers the opportunity to work with teams on translational research in biotechnology, biomedical engineering, advanced mathematics, clinical implementation of technologies, and data science.

 Incumbents will perform high-profile, NIH-funded and other sponsored research in this interdisciplinary international research setting and be a regular attendee at Diabetes and technology conferences.

Successful candidates will conduct supervised and independent research for the Center for Diabetes Technology and expand Center-related research lines in:

  • Development, testing, and use of patient-reported outcome measures relevant to user experience with diabetes technology and impact on quality of life;
  • Development of innovative methods for collecting behavioral and psychosocial data in real-world settings, including ecological momentary assessment strategies;
  • Statistical analysis and predictive modeling relevant to successful technology use in the real world and barriers to adoption and utilization; and
  • Participation in the design of user interface graphics and interactions with technology that are person-friendly and designed to enhance a positive user experience.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Doctoral degree

Experience: Training and/or experience in behavioral research

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

Experience: Research experience in a laboratory involved in research (diabetes preferred) and competency in statistical analysis.

TO APPLY:


EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0029088. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.


INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R001129088533. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu .

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Marc Breton, Associate Professor, at mb6nt@virginia.edu .


COVID Vaccination Requirement
 

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 
 
If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.
 
If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates. 
 
NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption.  For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage. 

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.



The Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT) invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate for their research team, focusing on psychological and behavioral aspects of highly complex diabetes technology. CDT is a recognized world leader in the technological treatment of diabetes and the hub of an international research network of leading U.S. institutions. We advance the use of technology to allow improved therapies and quality of life for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

The CDT is directed by Boris Kovatchev, PhD, a world renowned researcher in the field of Diabetes, algorithm development and data science. Dr. Kovatchev is a regular lecturer at Universities and Conferences throughout the US and Europe.  He is actively involved with Center projects and with the direction and education of all post-doctoral candidates. With substantial NIH funding, the Center led and successfully completed the three largest randomized Artificial Pancreas(AP) clinical trials in the World to date , including a pivotal trial aiming for regulatory clearance of a new AP System (that included the algorithm program developed at the Center), published on October 16, 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine .

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work with Dr. Marc Breton, Associate Director of Research, under the direct supervision of Dr. Linda Gonder-Frederick who has worked in behavioral diabetes research for several decades over a broad range of topics including the impact of hypoglycemia on people living with diabetes and their families, development of patient-reported outcome measures, and user experience with diabetes technology.  Successful candidates will also work under the training and supervision of a team of accomplished faculty members and physicians. The research environment at the CDT is highly interdisciplinary and offers the opportunity to work with teams on translational research in biotechnology, biomedical engineering, advanced mathematics, clinical implementation of technologies, and data science.

 Incumbents will perform high-profile, NIH-funded and other sponsored research in this interdisciplinary international research setting and be a regular attendee at Diabetes and technology conferences.

Successful candidates will conduct supervised and independent research for the Center for Diabetes Technology and expand Center-related research lines in:

  • Development, testing, and use of patient-reported outcome measures relevant to user experience with diabetes technology and impact on quality of life;
  • Development of innovative methods for collecting behavioral and psychosocial data in real-world settings, including ecological momentary assessment strategies;
  • Statistical analysis and predictive modeling relevant to successful technology use in the real world and barriers to adoption and utilization; and
  • Participation in the design of user interface graphics and interactions with technology that are person-friendly and designed to enhance a positive user experience.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Doctoral degree

Experience: Training and/or experience in behavioral research

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

Experience: Research experience in a laboratory involved in research (diabetes preferred) and competency in statistical analysis.

TO APPLY:


EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0029088. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.


INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R001129088533. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu .

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Marc Breton, Associate Professor, at mb6nt@virginia.edu .


COVID Vaccination Requirement
 

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 
 
If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.
 
If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates. 
 
NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption.  For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage. 

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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